Asockastar showed massive improvement on previous efforts when a close third to the potentially useful Indevan at Gowran and won't need much more to go close. Rough Justice started odds-on at Punchestown in February but couldn't cope with Railway Tommy and looks more like a staying hurdler. The Pounds will be fancied to get off the mark after promising efforts at Thurles and Cork but a chance is taken with RIVER SLANEY. Liz Doyle's charge started off with a fair run behind Waaheb in 2011 but ran poorly on his next two starts that year and didn't reappear until running really well over hurdles at Thurles last month. With that his belt he can start making up for lost time.
Anger Management (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Alw rr, mod 12th 1/2way, mod 8th & no ex 4out, ko onepcd, 7th of 14, 28l behind Cuil Rogue (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Asockastar (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, pushed along into 5th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Indevan (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
B L Swagger (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 3f out, no extra entering straight, weakened, 7th of 10, 35l behind Blackmail (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Jan.
Colgrave Sound (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, under pressure 4f out, soon no extra, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Fade In (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Dec.
Mick The Boyo (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Reluctant to jump off and behind, always trailing and jumped poorly, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Pyrus Gold Wind (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr, 17 ran.
Nomanisanisland (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th and no impression entering straight, 8th of 10, 42l behind Turnandgo (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
River Slaney (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 6th approaching 3 out where left 4th, soon 2nd, ridden to challenge entering straight, no extra in 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Pyrus Gold Wind (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Rough Justice (IRE) 4-6fav (11-13) Attempted to make all, hung wide on bend after stands and disputed briefly, ridden and challenged 1 1/2f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Railway Tommy (11-6) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Site Trooper (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Sitetanic.
The Buddy Pass (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Led, headed after 4f, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened, 8th of 10, 33l behind The Game Changer (11-2) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
The Pounds (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, not getting to winner straight, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 12l behind Young Finnegan (11-11) at Cork 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Apr.
Blackwater Deva (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Pr early, wknd to rr & pu 3out, in a race won by Mileshouge Queen (10-11) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp sft in Mar, 18 ran.
Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, wide and dropped to rear 4f out, soon eased, virtually pulled up straight, last of 7, well behind Outlander (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Kings Artist (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear, pulled up quickly 6f out, in a race won by Oscars Business (11-0) at Navan 2m N H flat in Dec '11, 9 ran.
Miss Makev (IRE) Definite Article mare out of Madame Poulet.